Regular DC to AC power converters normally output 100 to 300 watts, but at this year's Computex convention in Taipei the folks at Linkchamp showed us one that can output 4000 to 5000 watts. Extra: Slideshow
Taipei (Taiwan) – Intel today launched its long awaited 3-Series chipsets, previously code-named “Bearlake”. While we are still waiting for the FSB1333 processor to go along with these chipsets, Intel Announced plans for a Core 2 Extreme mobile processor as well as a low-cost “mobile” PC.
PNY, known mainly as a system memory vendor, is getting in the SSD game: The company today announced that it is shipping 32 GB flash-based solid state disks now and will be offering versions with up to 128 GB in Q3 and 256 GB in late 2007 or early 2008.
Taipei (Taiwan) – Sandisk today announced a 64 GB version of its previously introduced 1.8” solid state disk (SSD) drive.
The drive offers twice the capacity of 32 GB units, which are shipping in volume at this time and are sold through system vendors such as Dell. Scheduled for volume availability by the end of this year, the 64 GB version offers the same specifications as its smaller sister unit, which include a sustained data read rate of 67 MB/s and 7000 IOPS (inputs/outputs per second ) for a 512 byte transfer.
MSI took the wraps off some of its Computex exhibits today, showcasing an external graphics solution as well as a monstrous graphics card without fan.
Secaucus (NJ) – Panasonic today introduced a new generation of its rugged notebook series “Toughbook”. Built around Intel’s Santa Rosa platform, the notebook now features draft-n wireless capability, updated Core 2 Duo processors and optional wireless broadband.
Western Digital (WD) is catching up in the PMR race: Following the introduction of a 250 GB 2.5” drive last month, the company has begun offering a 750 GB version of its Caviar SE16 3.5” drive.
Corsair announced the first 1600 MHz memory for Intel’s upcoming 3-series chipset platform – and previewed a 2000 MHz version of its Dominator memory.
The iPhone has been given a solid release date of June 29, according to a commercial that made its global debut last night.
Opinion - In a case of science fiction turned reality, Israeli scientists earlier this week claimed that they have created artificial memory patterns on cultures of neurons.
PQI has announced a new solid state drive with a capacity that rivals regular laptop hard drives.
The Free Software Foundation has released the final draft of the GNU General Public License 3.0, setting a timetable for the completed version by the end of June.
AMD has released the fifth driver upgrade for its Radeon graphics card family.
Sophos has published its security report for May and said that malicious code is spreading through the web at an accelerated pace.
Alexandria (VA) - Sony's mobile phone division is apparently looking at a gaming-centric phone, a market that so far has had a history of failure.
A patent from late last year shows a device that looks something like a PSP retooled to work as a mobile phone. The screen on the candy bar style phone can flip 90 degrees to make it look more like a slim PDA. Or, the phone can be turned horizontally to have a landscape mode screen orientation and a control set much like a handheld gaming device.